Vertical vs. Horizontal Machining Centers – An ROI Comparison

Many machine tool users have a knee-jerk reaction when they hear the term horizontal machining center: “that’s too expensive for me.” While it’s true that typical horizontal machining centers (HMCs) are more expensive (at the time of purchase) than vertical machining centers (VMCs), the high level of productivity you can achieve with an HMC can deliver a larger and speedier return on your investment. There are compelling productivity, cost and quality reasons to at least consider an HMC where you might have initially thought a VMC would be the machine of choice.

This content was originally created by Okuma America Corporation. To see the full version of the white paper, click here.

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